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N00b question about motherboards for i7 2600K Sandy Bridge

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Hello! biggrin.gif

I currently have as my motherboard the Asus P8P67 PRO. I accidentally broke a piece on it frown.gif and need to get a new one.

Was doing some research to buy a new one but after doing the homework I still feel a little unsure as to which one to buy.

So I'm asking you guys with very much more knowledge and PROS biggrin.gifthumb.gif

What mobo would you suggest to get for a Sandy Bridge 2600K system with room for more upgrade in the future??? Are there any with 4 video card spaces and 8 ram slots?
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The P8Z77-v pro or the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H are the normal candidates.

The gigabyte has better VRMs which can sometimes mean you can overclock further. Basically the board won't limit you on really high OC's (4.8Ghz and above)
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Is it possible to later place an Ivy Bridge chip on these?
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Is it possible to later place an Ivy Bridge chip on these?

of course smile.gif

but going from a 2600k to a 3770k, you would see very little improvements afaik ..
wait for haswell, then decide if you still want to upgrade
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Agreed, going from a 2600k at 5ghz to an ivy at 4.8ghz is about the same, just stick with what you have.

Comps
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Agreed, going from a 2600k at 5ghz to an ivy at 4.8ghz is about the same, just stick with what you have.
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Yep, My 2600K is running @ 4.8Ghz on air and its great ! not planning on upgrading anytime soon. One more n00b question. I really like ASUS products and I think I will go with the ASUS P8Z77-v Deluxe. This mobo only takes 2 video cards correct?

And Haswell is the next gen chip? wow , haven't heard of this. Glad I asked here.
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Yep, My 2600K is running @ 4.8Ghz on air and its great ! not planning on upgrading anytime soon. One more n00b question. I really like ASUS products and I think I will go with the ASUS P8Z77-v Deluxe. This mobo only takes 2 video cards correct?
And Haswell is the next gen chip? wow , haven't heard of this. Glad I asked here.

Well this now begs the question, are you going to have a 3 card setup, if you are you want to consider the 2011 chipset to be honest.

Either way, I think it will take 3 however it might clock them down to x8x8x8.
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